By Al3xa. bookcases. At Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 16:16:15 PM.
The home`s Canadian cedar cladding and aluminium joinery is low-maintenance, and designed to weather gently over time. The natural finish blends well with the surrounding garden, with its sculptural, desert plants. “We face south-west, so the weather comes straight at us, and the wind is loaded with salt,” says Hughes. “Fortunately, the plants we liked don’t give a hoot about the wind.”
“There’s something special about local bookstores, and used bookstores in particular,” says Aya Satoh, the manager for Personal Collections and Books by the Foot at the Strand Book Store in Manhattan. “There’s so much history there, and the craft and artistry that went into producing antique books gives them a beauty that most contemporary books don’t have.”
Ambries (recesses in walls) were used to hold books from the earliest times. Even after the invention of printing, books were still such a rare luxury that they were commonly kept in a chest or on one shelf beneath a desk. The history of bookcases was also connected with the medieval fittings of college libraries in Britain.